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Mr Suresh Joshi

Mr Suresh Joshi

Position: PhD Candidate
Phone: +61 3 52278595
Email: sureshj@deakin.edu.au
Campus: F


 

Research interests:

1. Migration and Health
2. Health Behaviour
3. HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health
4. Social Epidemiology

A list of the ten most significant relevant publications for the last five years:

  1. Joshi S, Jatrana S, Paradies Y & Priest P. Differences in health behaviours between immigrant and non-immigrant groups: a protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 2014, 3:61.
  2. Joshi S, Prescott GJ, Simkhada P, Sharma N & Bhurtyal YM. Knowledge and risk perceptions about HIV/AIDS among Nepalese migrants in Gulf countries: a cross-sectional study. Health Science Journal, 2014, 8(3):350-360.
  3. Joshi S. HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Risk Perceptions among Nepalese Migrant Workers in Gulf Countries. Journal of Sexual Medicine, Proceedings of the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health, Volume 10, Issue Supplement S5, Pages iii-vi, 277-422, September 2013.
  4. Sharma N & Joshi S. Preventing substance abuse among street children in India: a literature review. Health Science Journal, 2013, 7(2): 137-148.
  5. Joshi S, Simkhada P & Prescott GJ. Health problems of Nepalese migrants working in three Gulf countries. BMC International Health and Human Right, 2011, 11:3.

Brief Biography

Suresh Joshi is a PhD candidate at Deakin University based at Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI), Geelong Waterfront Campus. His research aims to understand the trajectories in immigrant's health behaviour in Australia. Specifically, the objectives of this research are to determine the longitudinal changes in tobacco smoking, physical activity and alcohol consumption behaviours of foreign-born people as compared to native-born people over time. Longitudinal research evidence on the relationship between migration and health are limited in Australia. In this study, he will be utilising multiple waves of longitudinal data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Advanced epidemiological techniques will be applied to determine the trajectories in health behaviours of immigrants relative to native-born Australians.

Before joining Deakin University, he has obtained MSc in Public Health Research from the University of Aberdeen, UK and undergraduate degree in Public Health from Nepal.

Academic Awards

1. Award for the Young Researcher in Sexuality, 21st Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS), 21-24 September 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil

2. Student Conference Travel Award, Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA), AEA Annual Scientific Meeting, August 2013, Australia

3. SAS Graduate Research Fellowship, Statistical Analysis System (SAS Software), 2012-2016, SAS Institute, Australia

4. Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (DUPRS), 2012- 2015, Deakin University, Australia

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